Sewa UK, a not-for-profit registered charity established in 1989, is based on universal inclusive values and ethos such as selflessly serving all and respecting the divinity in all of humanity. As part of the larger Sewa International movement that started in India in 1989 and active in over 20 countries, the charity has always been on the frontlines of tragedies to raise funds and offer a helping hand for those in need.
The initial goal of the appeal is £5,000 and a good chunk of that was raised over the weekend since the appeal launched.
The Sewa UK appeal reads…
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria has killed over 20,000 people and devastated many towns and villages, leaving communities in dire need of immediate support. News reports indicate that the earthquake has caused widespread damage, destroyed buildings, roads, and homes, and forced people to stay outside in the bitter cold.
In the Turkish provinces of Adiyaman, Antep, Hatay, and Malatya, and the Turkish cities of Izmir and Seferihisar, bridges and roads have collapsed, damaging the transport infrastructure. In Syria's northwest region, the towns of Jandaris and Afrin in Aleppo province have seen severe damage. Hospitals full of the dead and wounded, and ambulance sirens echoing through these towns give a glimpse of the heart-rending tragedy that Syria and Turkey are confronting.
In the face of this tragedy, Sewa International wants to help the people who have been affected and calls for unified action to support the people and help them rebuild their lives. With your help and support, Sewa can make a real impact, as it has done so in response to many other disasters worldwide.
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Please donate to Sewa International's fundraiser to support relief efforts in Turkey and Syria. Sewa will work with its partner organisations to bring help quickly.
Let's show our support for the people of Turkey and Syria during this difficult time. No amount is too small. Together, we can make a difference. Thank you for your generosity!
*Info: Sewa UK Appeal